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Woman Arrested For Wearing Hijab Sues Georgia City
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - (AP) A Muslim woman who was arrested after she refused to remove her headscarf in a west Georgia courthouse filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Douglasville and the officers who arrested her, contending they violated... Read More

Georgia Inmate's Lawsuit Claims Execution Drug Expired
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) A federal judge said he would likely rule by Tuesday on a lawsuit from a Georgia death row inmate who claims the state's stockpile of a key lethal injection drug has expired and could cause him to die in excruciating pain. Roy Willard... Read More

Ousted USDA Employee Sherrod Plans To Sue Blogger
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist. Sherrod was forced to resign last week as director of rural development... Read More

Lawyers: Sex Lawsuits Involving Georgia Pastor Resolved
Posted on 28 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) Lawsuits brought by four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct have been resolved, attorneys for both sides said Thursday, bringing a quiet end to a blockbuster legal complaint that targeted a powerful national... Read More

State Immigration Laws May Never Be Constitutional
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Utah legislators passed an immigration law that they were confident wouldn't end up the same way Arizona's version did last year: tangled up in the courts. But 14 hours after Utah's law went into effect this week, it... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Former Executives Guilty Of Food Safety Violations
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Megan Fanale Engel and Cori Annapolen Goldberg On September 19th, a federal jury in Albany, GA found three former Peanut Company of America (“PCA”) executives guilty of felony charges related to food safety violations. Stewart Parnell... Read More

Truth, Justice, And The Evidentiary Admissibility Of ‘Uncle Wiggy's Secret Guide To Dealing With The Police’
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

When Josh Brock was a detective with the Summerville Police Department in rural Georgia, he was involved in the creation of a Web site and a publication titled Uncle Wiggy's Secret Guide to Dealing With the Police , which provided criminal defendants... Read More

Beware The Campus Cop, Off-Campus
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Forget Mall Cop. In Georgia, campus police officers may now make arrests for moving violations committed in their presence, regardless of whether they are on campus. Decari Mason is a POST-certified police officer employed at Kennesaw State University... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: April Top Personal Injury Suits
Posted on 13 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During April, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. Every month, we try to make a list of the top five cases that captured our attention. This month, however... Read More

Missouri, Georgia Supreme Courts Rule On Challenges To Noneconomic Damages Caps
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Dana Reddington

(Mealey’s) The Missouri Supreme Court on March 23 held that caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases cannot be applied to cases filed before a law setting the limits took effect in 2005; the ruling came a day after the Georgia Supreme... Read More